The cost of mobile plans and Internet packages could become a federal electoral theme.
The recent update of the NDP website includes a new blog post on this issue, along with a fact page detailing the customer's position on the subject.
NDPs argue that, despite their urgency, high-speed wireless and broadband services are neither accessible nor reliable in Canada.
While the last point could be claimed – a recent Tutela report finds that Canadian wireless networks provide a consistent and excellent service – there is no doubt that Canadians pay a premium for wireless services.
The NDP website says that the Big Three – Bell, Telus, and Rogers – serve 90% of Canadians and charge them on average 30% more than in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The DPO wants the mobile phone service and Internet access to be essential. In addition, the client wants to require every company to have a basic Internet and cellular plan that meets the essential needs of Canadians.
In addition, the NDP website has a section where Canadians can share their stories about huge hosting accounts or incredibly high prices.
At the time of writing, liberal and conservative parties did not have a publicly available view on this matter. However, the government budget for 2019 has provided $ 1.7 billion for 13 years to allow all Canadians access to high-speed Internet.